LOS ANGELES TRAVEL RECAP

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 12.35.25 PM I recently flew to L.A. for a few days of meetings, a Fashion & Beauty conference and a fun project (read about that here) and since I’ve been home it’s been all about playing catch-up… sadly. I promised to do a recap of my trip so here it goes!

Because I was travelling alone, it was very important to me that my hotel was in a central location and within walking distance to many of the restaurants, shops and places on my list. After doing a little research, I found a boutique hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills that fit the bill. Located on Wilshire Blvd., SIXTY Hotel is right down the street from Rodeo Drive, lots of cool restaurants and shopping, a short distance away from The Grove and a 5 minute taxi to West Hollywood. I packed a lot into only 3 days and with all the walking I did it was really nice to enjoy the rooftop pool and patio before heading out to dinner. A stunning 360 degree view welcomes you at the top of the hotel, where you can lounge by the pool or relax with a book underneath the cabanas.

IMG_1505 Suite at SIXTY Beverly Hills IMG_1541 IMG_1537 IMG_1519 Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 12.35.12 PM IMG_0969 The Beverly Hills Hotel

After getting into Los Angeles on Day 1, shooting on location at the Beverly Hills hotel with jewelry brand Charme Silkiner, doing a little sightseeing (and obviously a trip to my beloved Lemonade!) I headed to a special welcome dinner that The Belvedere had arranged for me on my first night in town. Words cannot describe how incredibly delicious everything I tried was, the head Chef absolutely spoiled me brining plate after plate to my table for me to test. It was incredible! Not to mention top-notch service and the beautifully, newly-renovated space. I can’t wait to bring my husband next time when the outdoor patio space is completed… the photos don’t even do it justice.

IMG_1545 IMG_1546 At the beautiful Peninsula Beverly Hills IMG_1562 IMG_1555 Welcome dinner at The Belvedere Restaurant, at the Peninsula Hotel IMG_1569 IMG_1621 IMG_1591 IMG_1612
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IMG_1687 IMG_1669 Overlooking the rooftop of SIXTY Beverly Hills IMG_1674 IMG_1634 IMG_1644 IMG_1635 IMG_1665 IMG_1649 Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 12.35.36 PM Dinner at Pink Taco on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 12.34.34 PM

Where To Eat:

  • Lemonade: great for a quick, healthy lunch
  • The Ivy: go for brunch and sit outside on the patio, it’s the most beautiful brunch I’ve ever had!
  • Pink Taco: they have amazing guacamole and frozen margaritas, plus it’s a really fun location in West Hollywood
  • The Belvedere: at the gorgeous Peninsula hotel, go for dinner and be prepared to be blown away by the incredible tastes of the Mediterranean
  • Il Pastaio: go for lunch and sit on their Canon Drive patio, near Rodeo Drive
  • République: super cute café, go for coffee & pastries
  • Joan’s on Third: trendy gourmet marketplace & café
  • Tart: located at the Farmer’s Daughter hotel, known for their chicken & waffles

Areas To Visit:

  • Rodeo Drive: shopping and restaurants to lunch
  • West Hollywood: great for night life and trendy restaurants (including Pink Taco)
  • The Grove: farmer’s market & outdoor shopping area
  • Melrose: shopping & coffee shops

There are still so many places I didn’t get a chance to visit!! ..good excuse to go back I guess. To see my packing list for L.A. click this link. Feel free to send your questions my way in case your curious about anything in particular or wanted more info on anything mentioned. Thanks for stopping by!

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